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YoYo Games have had a very busy 2010 and it's taken us a year to update Game Maker 8, but we can now give you good news! Game Maker 8.1 is now almost ready, and coming real soon! It will feature the new update mechanism that has proven to be so popular with Game Maker for Mac, and this will allow us to deliver more updates, quicker in the future.
Many of you will be aware that we've grown the YoYo games team significantly in the last 12 months. To help pay for this we have decided to increase the cost of Game Maker, but we believe that current and future updates will continue to represent real value for money, and will continue to allow you to make great games, with a constantly evolving and improving product. So, for a limited time; until June 1st 2011, you will still be able to get Game Maker Standard, 8.1 for just $25 !
Game Maker Standard, 8.1 replaces Game Maker Pro, 8.0 and will be required as THE version for the Game Store publishing (which we are working on the opening very soon), and so we recommend everyone upgrades as soon as possible.
Game Maker Standard 8.1
No more Softwrap!
Changed room editor RIGHT mouse click priorities. Menu for normal, CTRL+RMB for delete
You can now RIGHT CLICK an object and EDIT it from within the Room Editor
You can now use the mouse wheel to ZOOM in/out in the Room editor.
Middle mouse button PANS around the room
A customisable background grid has been applied to the room editor.
The Image Editor has been updated to use the mouse wheel and middle button for better zooming and panning.
You can now PAN around inside the PATH editor using the middle mouse button.
You can now change the default background colour for rooms (when no ROOM background has been set)
You can now disable background room filling, so you can see the background GRID when no ROOM colour has been set
A new and improved NEWs system, bringing together news and tech tips from across the community.
New, more secure .EXE encryption.
New GML commands such as draw_self() and d3d_light_define_ambient.
Some custom YoYo extensions brought into the fold, such as os_type and os_device to aid multiplatform coding.
Better 2D and 3D support with a 24bit ZBuffer and faster rendering.
Improved code editor features include;
Better accented character support
Easier to use Code Completion support
Customisable background colours.
On top of these great new features, we have also been busy fixing some of your most annoying bugs, and as always there will be a free, Lite version of Game Maker 8.1 for those of you beginning your game development careers, and who want to test the waters with this fabulous product before taking the plunge!
What does this mean for current Game Maker users?
Those of you who have already purchased Game Maker 8, you will be able to upgrade for FREE! If you are a new customer or currently using Game Maker Lite, you will be able to upgrade to the new Game Maker Standard 8.1 through our store. This will stay at the low price of $25 until the 1st June 2011. After this time, Game Maker Standard 8.1 will cost $39.99.
Current users of Game Maker 7 will still be able to continue using their product, but will have to pay to upgrade to Game Maker 8.1.
We appreciate your support and feedback and our aim for the rest of 2011 is to maintain and improve Game Maker and service, so a big thank you from us to you, from all of us here at YoYo!
The YoYo Team
With the releases of Simply Poker Squares last week, both the paid and the ad supported free version on both iOs and Android have done really well. So carrying on in this vein, we wanted to let you know that we released 3 more free games on Android;
We want to make everything available to all devices to suit all budgets if possible. So we are shooting to getting the catalogue onto multiple platforms with both (ad-free) paid versions and free (with ads). In the pipeline these will be;
They Need To Be Fed
So if you haven't had a chance to play them all yet, now you can! We love hearing feedback so encourage you to rate and review them & let us know and we'll even post them up on our social networks. Announcements on when and where the new releases will be through twitter (@YoYoGamemaker) and facebook first so add us on if you want to keep up to date on the latest.
We are nearly at 938 members now on Facebook, wow, thank you! Small acorns and all that, we'd like to celebrate the 1000th person to join with a little something. So please share the YoYo page with your friends if you think they might be interested in so we get can reach this landmark.
The YoYo Team
We thought we'd show you some of the work we've been doing behind the scenes. We haven't been sitting around just publishing games, or just working on the 8.1 version of Game maker. So what we have here is a proof of concept; actually, what we have here is slightly more than a proof of concept, but it also shows you just what we'll be able to do sometime in the near future. We won't say too much about the core tech, or about where this comes in terms of selling or publishing, but we wanted to show this work off in time for Russell heading out to GDC (Game Developers Conference) which starts next week. If you're a developer and are heading to GDC yourself, then feel free to try and corner Russell to talk about it some more with him...
For the rest of us.... enjoy the video, and just imagine what the future will hold for YoYo Games and Game Maker! We're excited! I hope you guys are too!!
Finally we are pleased to announce the release of more games on the Android platform! This week these are;
They Need To Be Fed
and of course we already had Skydiver and Simply Solitaire out already :)
These can all be found here -https://market.android.com/developer?pub=YoYo+Games+Ltd priced at 59p with the exception of our recent release Karoshi @ £1.19 and Solitaire which is still free! As you can see we have been busy working to expand games to other platforms and will continue to do so in the coming year. Meantime, if you enjoy these please show your support by rating, reviewing, blogging and talking about on forums. Let us know when you do and we'll help promote your links too! A big thank you to all those that already show their appreciation and support, it means an awful lot to us and the game authors :)
The YoYo Team
It's here! One of the most popular games on PC now comes exclusively to iPhone, iPad and out soon on Android! Karoshi has been played by millions on the PC to date to high acclaim and YoYo now bring you the newest version!
We don't believe Karoshi needs much of an introduction but it's worth repeating...Brought to you from Jesse Venbrux ala 2Dcube, the same author of the quirky They Need To Be Fed, YoYo are delighted to be presenting this highly popular hit cult game, the excellent innovative puzzle platformer title with a unique approach!
Mr Karoshi is an overworked Japanese salaryman who’s had enough and his only goal is to end it all. You control him to work through the fast logic puzzles trying to find hilarious ways to his demise in this highly original, puzzle, platformer with a twist.
If you have played Karoshi before you know it’s not as easy as it sounds! You need to think cleverly and sometimes ‘outside the box’ to find a solution.
* 50 levels
* Dark Humor
* Collect all the coins
* Karoshi ware mini game
* From the maker of ‘They Need To Be Fed’
* Catchy soundtrack by Jake Almond
Age rating: 12+
Karoshi is available to download via the App store, priced at £0.59/$1.00
To watch Mr Karoshi in action, please see the fun Karoshi video on the YoYo Games Channel here...
We've all gone a bit Karoshi mad here at YoYo so if you fancy winning some Karoshi goodies, please follow us on twitter and facebook (links below) where we will post up opportunities to win prizes..Remember, you have to be in it to win it!!
Twitter = YoYoGamemaker
Facebook = YoYo Games Ltd
Our newest title to be released today through the YoYo Game Store is Prison Ball. This addictive yet simple “break the bricks” title is by Desert Dog and available on iPhone at 59p/$0.99 through iTunes -http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prison-ball/id410593606?mt=8&ls=1
Prison Ball is an arcade game, set in the deep, dark depths of the state penitentiary, and is an exciting new twist on the “Brick Breaker” genre that challenges you to Smash, Burn and Blast your way out through 140 uniquely designed levels against the clock.
From Fire Balls and Explosive Blocks to Multi Balls and Rocket Bats, Prison Ball’s special Power-Up system will test your reflexes to the limit.
• 140 Unique 3D levels
• Multiple Power-Ups, including Multi-Balls, Fire Balls, Bomb Balls and Rocket Bats
• Standard and Random Game Modes
• Game Center support featuring 2 Leaderboards and 12 Achievements
• Unique Visual Style
• Special Power Up System
• Environmental Audio
So break out your Prison Ball and unleash the power at your finger tips!
Various YoYo game releases will also be available soon on other platforms (Android, PSP), so keep an eye on our Facebook group - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121109091254730
and Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/YoYoGamemaker
Where we will feed regular links for reviews and news on all up and coming/current releases.
YoYo Games Ltd are looking for an experienced Game Maker Programmer to join their team in Dundee.
This exciting opportunity consists of working as part of the development team in the relaxed and friendly environment of the Dundee office. The successful candidate will use Game Maker on a daily basis, developing new titles for iPhone, iPad, Android, PSP, PC, Mac and other future devices. Working in our open office environment will also allow them to influence the ongoing development of Game Maker.
Must have a deep technical understanding of Game Maker, particularly GML script
Good communication skills
Fluent English speaking
Ability to work in a team environment
Aged 18 or over
Must be able to work in the UK
Must be able to relocate to Dundee, Scotland
Basic knowledge of using art packages e.g. Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Paint.Net, GIMP, etc...
Good understanding of Game Design
Ability to use Audio packages e.g. SoundForge, Goldwave, etc...
Salary and relocation depending on candidates experience/abilities
If you're interested in the role and want to apply, please send your C.V. and game/work examples (not necessarily complete games) to firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants that do not supply a C.V. and game/work examples will not be considered, so please make sure everything is attached when you send your email.
The YoYo Game Store is proud to present the first PSP Game Maker game!
greenTechPLUS+ is an eco Puzzle game where the player directs pollution using a storm to different filters that disperse the pollution.
Utilising a unique retro 1980’s styled interface, you take control of a global hurricane to cluster and guide clouds of pollution from factories across the globe into Air Cleansing Units to prevent their dispersal into the atmosphere, and the rise in global warming.
With 6 tiers of difficulty to test your reflexes and problem solving skills, 30 distinctive and challenging levels to perfect, and 40 new screens to unlock, join the fight to save mankind and download greenTechPLUS+ today!
If you have a PSP you can use this to go to the store directly to find it http://uk.playstation.com priced at only $2.99! Another exciting leap into a new area for the YoYo team and aspirational Game Makers :)
Finally! On the back of the success of our free Solitaire game on iPhone and iPad, we just sneakily released this as our first Android title in the marketplace:)
Back in December, we announced we had progress with Game Maker running on the Android platform. Which is great news for those of you with non-Apple devices! It's yet another big step for YoYo Games in branching out in more areas for as many people to play Game Maker games.
It's still FREE to download if you go to search the Android marketplace on your mobile. It can to be found here - http://www.appbrain.com/app/simply-solitaire-hd/com.yoyogames.droidsolitaire
We plan on releasing most our titles so far on this soon. Let us know what you think...
We are pleased to announce that Game Maker for Mac has been accepted into the Mac App Store you can see it here http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/game-maker/id408626090. This is the same as the current version that we have from our store 7.5.77.
We will continue support for the current version (bought from our store) in the normal manner, currently there is no upgrade path from our store to the Mac App Store but we will support everyone through our current upgrade mechanism.
It's been brought to our attention recently that some individuals have created what they openly refer to as a "Decompiler" specifically for the games we've been publishing on iTunes.
There is no doubt that the people involved are potentially committing a criminal offense and I thought it would be useful to issue a public "friendly warning" to stop doing this.. I have also reposted the content of this message on other sites to make sure that the message is clearly understood by the people involved in this "project".
The games we publish on iTunes are COPYRIGHT of YOYO GAMES Limited. That means the games (including our proprietary technology used in them) are protected by international copyright law.
You have no rights whatsoever to distribute any of our proprietary technology without our prior permission and it would be very foolish to do so as the punishments for copyright infringement can be very severe.
In case you were wondering and have a legally purchased copy of Game Maker (Windows or Mac), The Game Maker EULA does not apply to any technology that is not part of the standard distribution of GAme Maker and very definitely does not permit you to use any technology we've developed for Apple's IOS, for example. A validly purchased Game Maker license only allows you to distribute technology that comes as with the version of Game Maker and that is required by any game you create using Game Maker. The Game Maker EULA does NOT allow you to use or distribute any other technology developed for or on behalf of YoYo Games Ltd . THAT VERY DEFINITELY INCLUDES THE GAMES OR APPLICATIONS OR ANY PARTS OF THEM THAT WE SELL THOUGH iTUNES, EVEN IF WE CHOOSE TO DISTRIBUTE THEM FREE OF CHARGE.
YoYo Games is a BUSINESS and we will protect our assets. We really don't want to take this any further, but we will protect our investment if you force us to.
If you're involved in the "IOS Decompiler" project or any similar operation, then this message is a formal "CEASE AND DESIST" notice to you. If you are involved (we know who you are) and you do not abandon this work you should take legal advice before you take this any further. You clearly don't understand the gravity of what you have done and your stated intentions to distribute YoYo Games' technology or to facilitate it.
Just because you may live outside of the UK, you are not out of the reach of UK courts. The UK has bilateral extradition treaties with most countries, including, but certainly not limited to The USA, Australia and Canada.
The UK courts take a very dim view of copyright valuation and UK law is particularly clear in that area. They are more than prepared to issue prison sentences in copyright cases. Here's a recent games related case where a 12 month prison sentence was the result. http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2010/01/19/uk-r4-importer-sentenced-to-one-year-in-pri/1
We REALLY don't want to be sending strong messages to you like this, however our lawyers have advised us that we will need to take action sooner rather than later. To prevent this I expect to see a CLEAR message that this project and ALL support for it has been terminated. Those involved can send notice of this in writing if they wish to YoYo Games Ltd, Kydd Building, Bell St DUNDEE, SCOTLAND DD1 1HG.
It might help to save a lot of legal hassle if anyone involved would read the iTunes EULA, http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/appstore/dev/stdeula/ Here's a cut and paste of one section for you :-
a. Scope of License: This license granted to You for the Licensed Application by Application Provider is limited to a non-transferable license to use the Licensed Application on any iPhone or iPod touch that You own or control and as permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in Section 9.b. of the App Store Terms and Conditions (the “Usage Rules”). This license does not allow You to use the Licensed Application on any iPod touch or iPhone that You do not own or control, and You may not distribute or make the Licensed Application available over a network where it could be used by multiple devices at the same time. You may not rent, lease, lend, sell, redistribute or sublicense the Licensed Application. You may not copy (except as expressly permitted by this license and the Usage Rules), decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, attempt to derive the source code of, modify, or create derivative works of the Licensed Application, any updates, or any part thereof (except as and only to the extent any foregoing restriction is prohibited by applicable law or to the extent as may be permitted by the licensing terms governing use of any open sourced components included with the Licensed Application). Any attempt to do so is a violation of the rights of the Application Provider and its licensors. If You breach this restriction, You may be subject to prosecution and damages. The terms of the license will govern any upgrades provided by Application Provider that replace and/or supplement the original Product, unless such upgrade is accompanied by a separate license in which case the terms of that license will govern.
We (and our lawyers) think this is VERY CLEAR.
Sorry to be posting such a stern message here. We genuinely hope that this message will convey the seriousness of their potential error to those involved and we can all get back to the more interesting task of making great games :)
em.... Happy New Year,
Sandy Duncan, CEO, YoYo Games Ltd